PD Ports, a major UK port operator, has concluded the first phase of a multi-million-pound steel handling facility at Groveport in partnership with All Steels Trading, the company announced on 28 November.
Construction of the new facility, which commenced in March, signifies the largest single investment in the last decade at Groveport and marks the next step in PD Ports’ growth strategy as the UK’s market leader for handling long steel products.
The contract for construction of the new facility, specifically designed for the handling of high-quality steel products, was awarded on a design and build basis to Scunthorpe-based Civil Engineering and Building Contractors, BH Construction.
Operations at the facility, which offers direct quay access, commenced in early November.
This investment is part of a long-term partnership with All Steels Trading and is the first of two phases.
“It’s just so reassuring to know that we can now sustainably deliver a totally unparalleled service for our customers, endorsing our market position as the number one choice for bulk stock supplies of long steel products in the UK,” Laurence McDougall, All Steels Trading Managing Director, said.
Geoff Lippitt, PD Ports’ Group Business Development Director, added, “All Steels Trading recognizes the many advantages Groveport has to offer as a central UK location for transport distribution to key UK steel processing sites and backed by a dedicated haulage fleet with highly skilled people.”